This pattern really requires precision. While princess seams to the shoulder seam make shoulder adjustments easier, it leaves a 4 square on top of the shoulder. If you are short like me, everyone can see if it doesn’t match up. Lots of curved seams with tricky match points like the waist yoke seams (CB back here across the … More V8972 aka Princess Dress update
One of my co-workers inspired this skirt. She often wears maxis at work and I love it! I used a Navy knit from Jo-Anns. I think it was listed as “ponte roma.” It is softer than traditional “ponte”, but still has a thicker “bottom weight” feel that lighter jersey. It is a cotton/poly/spandex blend. Of … More I heart Maxi skirts!
Over the past 3 years I have learned a lot. Most importantly, I have learned that just knowing how to sew is not enough to achieve the look I want. Fashion Trends + Amazing Fit + Smart Choices = Fabulous With the Silhouette Project, I have been playing with a ton of shapes, colors, and most … More New Year, New Projects, and New Colors!
My blog is 3 years old! Can you believe it! He’s 3 too! I can’t believe it! I made him this set of PJs for Christmas (a size too big for room to grow). Isn’t he such a ham? Yeah, I did make a few others and a set of bottoms for myself, but nothing exciting. … More Holiday PJs and my Blogiversary
Here it is! I know it is overdue. I completely missed the contest deadline, but I’m okay with that. Photos of me courtesy of my lovely co-faculty member Anabel B.! Final numbers: -5.5-6 yds Stash Fabric -$14.63 for notions and thread not in stash Not bad for a versatile mini-collection. I want to continue building work … More My C.A.T. Collection is Complete!
I realized after posting the dress pattern pieces, I should have shown you the projects that I fell in love with. I have taken those loveable pieces and tweaked them into TNT (Tried-n-True) patterns for my “go to” box. It took a few months, but I did have some method to my madness and worked in … More Silhouette Project: Skirt Update
While trying various styles as part of my Silhouette project, I have filled my closet with wearable muslins of multiple skirts, dresses, and blouses. I love some, hate a few, and found most are “okay” but don’t inspire a blog post. Now, I want to return to my first love: professional/advanced sewing techniques! These will invariably include technical explanations like my wool jacket … More The Perfect Princess Dress: Pattern Selection
As promised! This is my “model mimic” pose: I really appreciate the model they use for their patterns. She’s so realistic. Anyway, I only made a short back waist adjustment and chopped off the length. They draft their patterns for C/D cups, which I’m a C. Happiness! While I was sewing it up, I let out … More Deer and Doe Bleuet
Before I go any further with my Silhouette Project, it is time to share some of my discoveries. I am a Bottom-heavy Hourglass. Hot damn! So much for reading up on all those “How To Be a Pear” articles! It means my bust isn’t quite busty enough for a true hourglass but my bottom half … More My Silhouette Toolkit
The A-line Skirt, a universal basic for every woman, is something I can’t remember ever making. When I was watching The Great British Sewing Bee, I realized this. I have always gravitated towards dresses and tops. Therefore it became the first style on my Silhouette Project List. I whipped one up in a lovely quilter’s … More The A-Line Skirt-My First Silhouette Project Piece